Earring Making

Wire Jewelry Projects

Hammered Hoops 1

Earring Making... Hammered Hoop Earrings

Hoop Earring Making ... What You'll Need

This page is about what you'll need to make hammered wire hoops.


Tools

Earring making... hammered hoop tools


  • bench block with pad
  • mandrel (in the picture is a ring mandrel)
  • needle files
  • ruler
  • cutter
  • round nose pliers
  • chain nose pliers
  • ball peen hammer with a smooth hammering surface
  • mallet (the mallet in the picture is a plastic mallet)


Wire

What I am using and showing you in this tutorial...
Wire for the hoops:

Copper wire (because it shows of better in the pictures).
I am using half hard wire... 20 ga or 0.8 mm diameter.
I use half hard wire because I want the final piece to be strong and rigid... it has to keep its shape with normal use and wear.


Techniques

  • Simple loop.
  • Wrapping around a mandrel.
  • Hammering on the mandrel.


The Process...
Continue with the Wire Jewelry Projects... Hammered Hoop Earring Making... Part 2




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